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at sandy hook elementary school. it takes 45 minutes to get there from new york. we're told at this hour that there are at least 27 dead. the shooter believed to be carrying four weapons. 24 years old. was wearing a bulletproof vest entered the school and began firing. that shooter is deceased. we don't know if there was more than one shooter involved. we certainly don't know too early to say what could have been the motive for such a heinous crime and to put this into perspective, what you're watching unfold today will be the deadliest shooting at an elementary school in america history, the second deadliest shooting behind virginia tech, as you remember, we all followed that closely. more than a dozen shot and killed in columbine. but today, the numbers are simply staggering. at least 27 shot and killed. and many of the victims are children. i was struck by the description earlier, simply reminding us of what we all know as we take the kids to school, schools are often made up long hallways with classroom doors. unfortunately, that's the entrance to the classroom. if you have a suspect
in need,;ç drive underway now and how you can help. >>> a tragedy unfolding in upstate new york where four volunteer firefighters were shot responding to a house fire, two confirm firm dead. investigators still on the scene in webster, new york a suburb of rochester. the police chief says the shooter set a trap early this morning and when crews arrived to the house fire he shot them. >> the threat has been eliminated. the shooter is believed to be deceased at the scene. we have yet to identify who the shooter is but the threat has been eliminated. the neighborhood is safe at this time. >> investigators are trying to figure out if it was the gunman who called 911. two surviving firefighters in serious condition. an off-duty police officer who was driving by was hurt by flying shrapnel. >>> london newspaper suing to get money back from lance armstrong. the sunday times paid armstrong nearly half a million dollars in 2006 to settle a libel suit he filed over allegations he used performance-enhancing drugs they are suing for 1 1/2 million dollars after an investigation proved he was doping and
the world. the death of a new york man pushed on to the path of an oncoming subway train near times square. the "new york post" ran this photograph of the man just moments before he was hit and killed by a train monday the freelance photographer say he took the picture to because he wanted his flash to alert the driver. the man who pushed the man has up kated himself, a 30 year -- man was ansed. >>> a man faces court hearing for drunk driving crash. 46-year-old rick marshal had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit september 18th. marshal drove his own truck towing a speedboat into a tree on novato boulevard he was severely injured and has not been able to return to work. he could face up to one year in jail. >>> jazz fans are mourning the legendary pianist and bay area native, dave brew beck. ♪ ♪ brubeck obtained pop star claim with take five. he became famous for being one of the few white jazz musicians who played at black clubs during the height of segregation. he passed way from heart failure at a hospital in connecticut. he was born in concord and grew in the bay are
carthy of new york who lost her husband and merely lost her son to gun violence echoes the president's sentiments now is the time to act. >> this time it is different. you know the time is different because there's so much anger. when you talk to people there's anger behind their voices. why are we allowing this to continue to happen? >> reporter: senator box taking the angle of school safety. she has introduced a new piece of legislation it would allow governors to call on the national guard to help with campus security. >> this could take the form of additional guards at school, as well as capital improvements such as stretch anyone the perimeters of the school and safety procedures itch >> reporter: unsenator boxer's proposal, the federal government would foot the bill. lawmakers are talking about keeping guns out of the hands of mentally ill and requiring background checks at gun shows. nra will hold a news conference friday the group says it is prepared to make meaningful contributions so tragedies like sandy hook never happen again. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> today several
crime on a new york subway police look for a woman caught on video who killed a man by pushing him in front of >>> talks to avoid the fiscal cliff are moving into the oval office at the white house today, no sign that president obama and congressional leaders are closer to a deal. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with a look at what missing the deadline could mean. >> reporter: the deadline is monday. just the prospect of missing it is causing problems for the economy. president obama has invited senate and house leaders to the white house this afternoon for last ditch negotiation. the house is holding an unusual session sunday. technical little, there's still time to strike a deal, but what if they don't? comedies 31st, more than 500 billion dollars in -- in tax increases and more than 100 billion dollars in government spending cuts are set to take effect. what happens january 1st, is less than certain. if congress and the president miss the deadline investors could panic sending the shakey stock market into a downward spiral. businesses and consumers could lose confidence a
when it skidded and got stuck in the mud in new york. he wasn't so much scared as he was frustrated. >> you get the run around when is the next plane going to come. i thought i was going to be in florida. >> reporter: yesterday an american airlines plane go stuck in the snow in pittsburgh, no one was hurt on either flight, plenty of travelers are in pain, more than 350 flights cancelled. more than 2500 flights cancelled over the past 48 hours. >> you can't change it, you take it for what it is and make the best of a bad situation. >> best thing is to think about the purpose of the trip so you are not so upset. >> reporter: people who stayed home are also suffering either digging out of snow or dealing with power outages. more than 150,000 homes in the dark from texas to vermont. 100,000 in arkansas. for most, snow is public enemy number one, 61% of the country is dealing with some form of it. >> love it. part of living in new england. >> standard new england weather here, nothing to be too scared of. >> reporter: here's what you can be scared of, 34 tornadoes reported on christmas d
survived the shooting rampage. school classmate jack pinto is being laid to rest. he loved the new york giants and big fan of victor cruz. parents told him they will bury jack in his favorite jersey. >> i'm going to stay strong and do whatever i can do to honor them. >> they are still going to interview many children who survived the blood bath. >> any interviews will be done with professionals. >> we know the shooter forced his way into the school and carried an arsenal of weapons including a bushmaster assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of high powered ammunition. >> every single facet of the weapons will be analyzed. every single round of ammunition will be looked at. >> a painstaking investigation begins. last night, president obama spoke to the community in pain vowing to take action using the power of his office to make sure that another massacre like this happens again. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. >> after they are laid arrest res today the rest of the children will be buried later this week. >>> this morning, we're hearing a new story of survival. sandy hook school nurs
and is hoping for an early present here today. from new york city, please welcome kristina white-chagani. hey, kristina. >> thank you. [cheers and applause] >> yeah, i understand, you don't celebrate christmas just on christmas. that's not enough. >> no, no, why would you waste christmas on just christmas when you could celebrate it all year-round? >> so do you keep a tree all year-round, an artificial tree?
feel at facebook.com/abc7news. >>> this afternoon the 49ers' new stadium will reach a milestone crews will erect the steel he beams, prior to that the ceo york and other dignataries will hold a ceremony. bear the signature -- the two beams painted gold will bear the signatures of construction workers 49 and santa clara city leaders. the work began in july. the stadium remains on schedule. >>> the raiders are in the spotlight tonight when they take on manning at the coliseum you can watch here on abc 7. sky 7 hd shows you the scene above the coliseum, kick-5:20 tonight. kira klapper joins us live from oakland. you see fans getting ready to tailgate yet? >> reporter: oh yes. good morning. they are ready. kickoff 5:20. the parking lot gates don't open until noon, fans were allowed to start lining cars up at 10. they sure did. video we shot less than an hour ago, more than 20 cars had lined coliseum way and the party had begun. some skipped work and school, one flew from san diego taking advantage of today's festivities. they all told me they missed the days when they could camp out the d
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